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Tell Me Lies
Tell Me Lies
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect--if it weren't for — her cheating husband — her suspicious daughter — her gossipy mother — her secretive best friend — her nosy neighbors, — and that guy she lost her virginity to twenty years ago... — If you think small-town life can be boring--think again. There are complex social rules: there are certain people...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312966805
ISBN-10: 0312966806
Publication Date: 3/15/1999
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 458 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
I love Jenny's fast paced and witty dialogue, but something rubbed me the wrong way about this book. I know that this is a work of fiction and people are flawed and make mistakes, yadda yadda, but...I get really irritated when grown ups make poor decisions when kids are involved. The husband is sleeping around and she bones her highschool sweetheart too soon I thought. I like to be courted by an author. I like to establish a relationship with a stories characters. This felt too rushed. Not Crusie's usual good read.
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Helpful Score: 7
For all of you Janet Evanovich fans, this is a book for you! Cruisie's style of writing in this book is reminiscent of Janet Evanovich, though not quite as edgy.

It was a nice romantic story with a little page-turning mystery thrown in. Light and simple and perfect for a day of relaxation.
Tell Me Lies is the story of Maddie Faraday who, during the course of a clean-out of her husband, Brent's, car, finds a pair of black, crotchless underwear under the seat - and they are not hers! But that situation turns out to be the least of Maddie's problems - throw in an 8-year-old daughter who notices something awry with her parents, as well as two nosy neighbors, a best friend who has a big secret of her own, and gorgeous C.L. Sturgis, the boy who took her virginity 20 years before, back in town trying to get some answers. Oh, and then there's that pesky little murder that really sends Maddie over the edge....

This is a funny story about a marriage gone wrong in the middle of a small town that sees everything. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to finally reading the rest of my Jennifer Crusie collection. If you are looking for something light, yet page-turning, I suggest Tell Me Lies with two thumbs up - and that ain't no lie!
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Helpful Score: 5
funny, sexy, suspensful novel about small-town secrets, big-time betrayals and the redemptive power of love, laughter and chocolate brownies.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Tell Me Lies on + 1350 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Crusie's patented hot-romance scenes are complicated here by a soon-to-be-ex husband and a vulnerable 8-year-old child. The underlying plot is a bit convoluted, but when the ride is this much fun, who cares?
PrairieBlue avatar reviewed Tell Me Lies on + 76 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
If you think small-town life can be boring--think again. There are complex social rules: there are certain people with whom you fraternize and those you don't, and, of course, there is the all-powerful gossip. Everyone knows everything about everyone else. Don't they? That's what Maddie Farraday thinks until she finds a pair of black crotchless panties in her husband's car that don't belong to her. That's it; Maddie's had it. She's ready for change, and the first thing she's going to do is divorce her no-good, philandering husband Brent. But then everything goes haywire: Brent turns up dead, Maddie's daughter wants a dog, her best friend is suddenly acting very strange, and Maddie's secret boyhood crush, bad boy C. L. Sturgis, arrives in town after a 20-year hiatus--and he's as sexy as ever. You may laugh out loud at the wild and crazy antics in Jennifer Crusie's exceptional novel, but you'll exclaim with delight over the sizzling, dynamic, passionate affair between Maddie and her first love.
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jensyorkiegodiva avatar reviewed Tell Me Lies on
This book was hysterical. It was kind of dark humor. I could not stop laughing.
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A little too much of explicit sex in this one. Otherwise, a good story.
mamadoodle avatar reviewed Tell Me Lies on + 1105 more book reviews
Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect - if it weren't for her cheating husband, her suspicious daughter, her gossipy mother, her secretive best friend, her nosy neighbor and that guy she lost her virginity to 20 years ago (who just happened to be back in town)...
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this is one of Jennifer's best.
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Jennifer Crusie does it again. This is my favorite so far...nice combination of love story and mystery. Very nice, likable characters.
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Funny, Sexy, good mystery! What more can I say...you will just love it. A grandmother that reminded me of the one Janet Evanovich created for Stephanie Plum!
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Very funny. The characters seemed real. More adult situations than I was expecting, had me blushing a little, but I still enjoyed it.
bulldoglover22 avatar reviewed Tell Me Lies on + 105 more book reviews
I truly enjoy her books. They are easy to read, always have some humor and suspense. "Tell Me Lies" is highly recommended!
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Tell Me Lies on + 1350 more book reviews
Crusie's patented hot-romance scenes are complicated here by a soon-to-be-ex husband and a vulnerable 8-year-old child. The underlying plot is a bit convoluted, but when the ride is this much fun, who cares?
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I haven't read Crusie in a while and I thoroughly miss her. Her writinng is very detailed with lots of humor and a bit of mystery thrown in. The dialogue is witty and every character, every scene has a purpose.

Great read.
robinmy avatar reviewed Tell Me Lies on + 1915 more book reviews
Maddie Faraday seems to have the perfect life...until she finds crotchless panties while cleaning her husband's car. Now just 24 hours later with a divorce in the works, neighbor's gossiping, her daughter wondering what is happening, and the return of Maddie's high school boyfriend, C.L. Sturgis, Maddie is the talk of the town. When the police call to tell her that her husband has been found murdered, she is also the number one suspect.

This is a fun book. The story has everything...hot romance, hilarious dialogue and a good mystery. My rating: 5 Stars.
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If you think small-town life can be boring--think again. There are complex social rules: there are certain people with whom you fraternize and those you don't, and, of course, there is the all-powerful gossip. Everyone knows everything about everyone else. Don't they? That's what Maddie Farraday thinks until she finds a pair of black crotchless panties in her husband's car that don't belong to her. That's it; Maddie's had it. She's ready for change, and the first thing she's going to do is divorce her no-good, philandering husband Brent. But then everything goes haywire: Brent turns up dead, Maddie's daughter wants a dog, her best friend is suddenly acting very strange, and Maddie's secret boyhood crush, bad boy C. L. Sturgis, arrives in town after a 20-year hiatus--and he's as sexy as ever. You may laugh out loud at the wild and crazy antics in Jennifer Crusie's exceptional novel, but you'll exclaim with delight over the sizzling, dynamic, passionate affair between Maddie and her first love, C. L.
shooky avatar reviewed Tell Me Lies on + 138 more book reviews
6 hrs. abridged
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I enjoyed reading the book better, but this is a great book to listen to while driving,etc.
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Really cute story. Well read.. I listened to it in 2 days. Enjoy!
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WONDERFULLY WRITTEN, AND READ, SMOOTH STORYLINE, A FUN AFTERNOON!


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